Granny Squares

Learning a classic stitch from The Crochet Stitch Bible!

Barnden refers to this square as a “Double Square,” and I’m not sure why…perhaps because it utilizes the double-crochet stitch almost exclusively? It is true, in my opinion, that anyone who has mastered the double-crochet stitch can make this square.

In my life, I have only heard it referred to as a “Granny Square.” Anyone else familiar with these patterns? I think this is a popular square for blankets, but it might look cute on sweaters or tote bags too!

Here is a Granny Square that I made with yarn for a baby blanket. I couldn’t resist getting a little fancy, so I finished it with a row borrowed from the French Square!

I would say to anyone who is curious about this square–don’t be scared! I always find I feel a little intimidated when I learn a new crochet stitch, but this one is so very easy. You’ll have a completed square before you know it!

And if you do try this one, or have memories of your granny making squares for a blanket for you, please share your experience in the comments!

Until next time,

Maggie O’the Valley

Source for adventurous reading:
Barnden, Betty. The Crochet Stitch Bible. New York, NY: Chartwell Books, Inc. 2004. Print.

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